Monday 16 September 2019

Angove family buys Angel Gully Vineyard in Clarendon

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The Angove family has expanded its vineyard holdings in McLaren Vale with the acquisition of the Angel Gully Vineyard in the sub region of Clarendon.

Previously owned by Primo Estate, the 12.7 hectare vineyard sits high above the small town of Clarendon. With an elevation of over 280m above sea level, it is mostly dry grown, planted predominately to Shiraz and has a history of producing wines of finesse and elegance.

Wine made from the vineyard has been described by Tyson Stelzer as having “…a flamboyant personality that prevails in spite of the seasons, a signature special site unmatched by any other patch of dirt”.

Victoria Angove said: “The vineyard is truly unique and simply stunning, it has good mature Shiraz vines that are just coming in to their prime at 20 years of age. The cool sub region of Clarendon has always produced fine wines that stylistically we love and we are looking forward to making wine from this beautiful site.

“We have a long-term plan in place for our McLaren Vale grapegrowing and winemaking and the Angel Gully vineyard will contribute to driving the next phase of our fine winemaking.”

Victoria says the vineyard will be renamed ‘Angels Rise’ keeping a link to its past while utilising an apt description of the beauty of its soil, site and potential.

The Angel Gully Vineyard in Clarendon is located on Chalk Hill Road, Clarendon, while the family’s Warboys Vineyard is located on Chalk Hill Road, McLaren Vale.

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